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Old 07-11-2007, 01:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm new to knitting and was wondering where can I buy the softest and most luxurious organic cotton and organic wool yarn? TIA
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I haven't knit with it yet, but I am about to order a whole bunch of Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton yarn for two baby projects. Everyone that I talk to that has used it LOVES it and says it is the softest yarn. I am really excited to use it.

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I do love Blue Sky Alpaca cotton. Its very nice to work with and my son loves the sweater I made for him with it.
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I agree with the Blue Sky Organic Cotton -- lovely stuff!

For wool -- I love Treliske Organic Merino. You can get it in natural colors at http://hyenacart.com/MosaicMoonYarnStore/ (scroll WAY down to the bottom).
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It's beginning to look like Blue Sky Alpaca is unanimous. Casting my vote for the same. It's so soft and washes very nicely.
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another yarn I want to try!
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Treliske is sooo soft!

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I just ordered 2 cones of Treliske. It really is the absolutely softest, most fabulous, IMO. Inexpensive when you order it direct, even with shipping.

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Blue Sky is hands down my favorite. I also like Nashua Ecology Cotton. I am making a cami with it, and it feels realy nice. I also made a surplice lace top from it. Very silky soft to the touch.
My blue sky alpaca socks are like little clouds on my feet (the only socks I wear!!).

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I'm new to knitting and am looking at Treliske. What's the difference b/t the following:

"Bio Natur" Organic 8ply 50g Balls
Merino 8 ply (Sportsweight)50g balls
Merino 3 ply (babyweight) yarn 25g balls

I'm assuming the babyweight is thinner requiring smaller needles?
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Henry's Attic Gaia is so nice. It's organic merino, and a nice aran weight.

Catnip Yarns carries it, but they call it bulky, for size 10 or 11 yarns, and I think it knits much better at a heavy worsted gauge, on 7-9s.

Diva Knitting has a better description. She's sold out, but will special order.

Henry's Attic also has an organic cotton, Inca, that comes in colorgrown shades. I have only swatched it, so I can't speak to how it wears, but it is very soft, with a handspun look.
Discount Yarn Salecarries this, as do the places above.
A cool thing about all of the colorgrown cottons is that they will actually get more color when washed on hot, not fade. So if you want the color to stay the same, wash on cold; if you want more color, use the hottest water you can. I think it keeps getting darker for a few washes, too.
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I'm new to knitting and am looking at Treliske. What's the difference b/t the following:

"Bio Natur" Organic 8ply 50g Balls
Merino 8 ply (Sportsweight)50g balls
Merino 3 ply (babyweight) yarn 25g balls

I'm assuming the babyweight is thinner requiring smaller needles?
I've heard the Bio Natur isn't as soft as the sportweight 8ply. I've used the 8ply a lot, and I LOVE it!
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Blue Sky Organic Cotton gets my vote, all my family loves it!
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Do they have mirasol over there? Their organic cotton is to die for, too. It's imported by Andy from bluefaced.com and the whole range is fair trade, even the bits that aren't organic.

I also love the organic merino from www.jarbon.com- and the dollar is so strong against the pound at the minute that this could be a good time to try them.

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